U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit – Headquarters Librarian

Position Description:
The Headquarters Librarian provides all library services, information and materials required by federal circuit, district, magistrate and bankruptcy judges as well as Probation and Pre-Trial Services Officers and all court staff, members of the bar, and the general public. The incumbent also:

Assists primarily in the operation of the library’s reference desk operations.
Performs legal and non-legal research and reference services for judicial chambers and all court staff, members of the Bar, and the general public.
Provides outreach to the Central and Southern Districts of Illinois remotely and occasional travel to sites.
Assists with public relations and outreach efforts.
Contributes to newsletters and other research guides for patrons; contributes with other librarians to library’s web pages and other online services.
Provides education and training to court staff on Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg and other research sources.
Contributes to collection management and policies.

Required Qualifications:
M.L.S. Degree or equivalent from ALA-accredited library school
J.D. or combination of education and law library reference and research experience.
Experience/skills in searching online legal and non-legal databases.
Experience with an Integrated Library System (SIRSI preferred)
Minimum of one year of progressively responsible experience that provided an opportunity to acquire a thorough knowledge of the basic concepts, principles, policies, practices and theories of library management.
Effective oral and written communication skills and strong customer service orientation.

Preferred Qualifications:
Knowledge of library database systems and software applications, including website development.
Knowledge of digital archives management.
Ability to telework when necessary and work an 8-hour day between 8:30-5:00 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.).
Ability to handle occasional moderate to heavy lifting.

To Apply:
Please forward resume with cover letter and resume electronically to:

Heidi Frostestad Kuehl, Circuit Librarian
William J. Campbell Library of the U.S. Courts
219 South Dearborn Street – Room 1637
Chicago, Illinois 60604
E-Mail: Heidi_Kuehl@ca7.uscourts.gov

Information can be found under Human Resources at www.ca7.uscourts.gov

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